quiet twice captured

soft light from the north forms a dreamy moment
i sit intently watching her through the lens
reading for the simple pleasure of it,
not college textbooks
that rule her life
so many days

her

later now behind the lens
she sits relaxed
softly capturing reflections of candles from the fireplace
as they shimmer on the windows of the family room where she has grown up

reflection
today i wish you a joy filled moment during an everyday life
shared quietly with someone you love

it is so important

35 comments:

Betsy said...

It is important! We need to take more time...

Puna said...

Blessings to you!

Kamana said...

reading for the pleasure of it - sigh. i have a pile of readings for the weekend - but all for work. and i was so wanting to get started on my new book.

Jean M Fogle said...

we all need to focus more on the little things in life, unfortunately, the big things get all the attention!

Peaches said...

Thanks for that wish, Elk. That is where the magic is for me...and those quiet times.

beth said...

reading for enjoyment...that's the only way I like to read and I'm glad she's getting a chance to do so !

Sue said...

Your posts always cause me to "pause and reflect." Thank you for that.

Katie in MA said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Happy Love Thursday!

*jean* said...

peaceful observations...love the candles reflected in the trees....lovely

LoLa said...

Those candles are so beautiful in the window!

Mrs. E said...

I'm so glad she has time for something other than textbooks! This whole post is so peaceful, and I'd like to step through the computer into your world today! : )

margie said...

you are loving having that baby girl home aren't you? so happy for you.

georgia b. said...

that second photo is simply beautiful. i wish you joy today, too.

e.o.w. said...

a smile and much warmth to you! I love the story these images tell....

sherri said...

Really nice post. Again it's a wonderful combination of images and words.

smith kaich jones said...

Beautiful post. Beautiful that she still wants to read after plowing through textbooks. :) And PS - My day started - literally - with joy. A baby owl. Stop by & take a peek when you have time.

:) Debi

spread your wings said...

pure joy in the simple things.
time to read for pleasure, that's certainly always nice.
I'm sure your daughter is loving being at home.

Katie said...

Love those reflections. So pretty.

Chris said...

These are lovely...very soft and dreamy :)

miz katie said...

sigh! makes me think i'm dreaming. very sweet photo.

Alicia said...

your words are so calming. thanks :)

Gayle said...

elk, this went straight to my heart! Your words are so beautiful, I got teary eyed reading them. Happy Love Thursday!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

sweetness

Elizabeth said...

lovely observations - thanks for the reminder!

Oliag said...

Beautiful...Thank-you!

kendalee said...

So soft and lovely! Sharing time with loved ones... Nothing beats it!

Busymomma66 said...

Thank you for this reminder. I am so glad she is back home for you to enjoy!

O. Joy said...

This is such a beautiful post.... What a wonderful way to start my day.

Christina said...

i love the cross ring... so peaceful. the reflection of the candles in the window on the trees, is stunning.
xo

Mrs. E said...

A little mention on Easy Street post 6/20. Stop by if you get the chance!

Char said...

you are so right, it's so important

Relyn said...

So glad she's home and you have time together.

Jac said...

Beautiful thoughts here Elk, sweet words and dreamy photos - just lovely! :)

SE'LAH... said...

Great reminder...how touching these photos are.

Love is all we have.

Jane said...

Love the cross ring
AND
the candle reflection is so beautiful!